EV Cargo bags 10 new Volvos with I-Save tech

Volvo I-Save

EV Cargo has taken delivery of 10 new Volvo FH with I-Save 6×2 tractor units to speed up its aims to cut emissions without compromising on driving performance.

EV Cargo’s new arrivals are the first Volvos delivered to its Ashby de la Zouch depot in more than two decades. They were taken following strong performance from a demonstration model.

“Over the years we have heard extremely positive feedback from drivers and fleet managers on the quality, fuel economy and emissions performance Volvo delivers,” said Gareth Wakefield, head of fleet at EV Cargo.

“The fuel economy we saw on the demonstrator was very impressive.”

The new trucks are powered by Euro 6e D13TC engines producing 460hp and a peak torque of 2600 Nm.

Turbo compound technology sees the use of an extra turbine after the turbocharger to reuse excess energy from the exhausts. This energy is then converted to torque directly on the crankshaft.

The TC engines are paired with Volvo’s 12-speed I-Shift automated gearbox  and I-See predictive cruise control.

Volvo’s I-Save package also includes I-Cruise intelligent cruise control with I-Roll, which adjusts speed to further reduce fuel consumption, while the inclusion of roof and cab side air deflectors boosts aerodynamic performance by reducing drag.

The new trucks have Globetrotter cabs featuring heated and suspended driver’s seat with dual armrests, electrically controlled air conditioning with sun sensor, and a 33-litre under-bunk mounted fridge freezer.

They also have a high-performance 12-inch fully dynamic instrument cluster, paired with a secondary colour display, and DAB radio.

Electrically heated and operated main and wide-angle mirrors and headlamps automatically adjust according to ambient light conditions, while Forward Collision Warning with advanced emergency braking and lane departure warning systems further improve safety.

EV Cargo’s new FHs are expected to clock-up around 160,000 km a year. The vehicles join the company’s UK commercial vehicle fleet and are backed by Volvo Gold contracts including all repairs, wear and tear and preventive maintenance.

EV Cargo is a global technology-enabled supply chain and logistics execution platform, providing air, sea and road freight and contract logistics services.